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Commonwealth Day 2021 — [Ian Paisley in the Chair] (16 Mar 2021)

Stephen Doughty: ...its FCDO grant. Its work among 9 million people, the majority of it in Commonwealth countries, stretches back to the early days of the Commonwealth in 1958. Without urgent clarity from Ministers, VSO tragically says that it will have to immediately halt its covid-19 response work, close 14 of its country programmes, including across the Commonwealth, and make 200 of its staff redundant....

Integrated Review (16 Mar 2021)

Pauline Latham: ...to Yemen and Sudan, to mention just two countries where children, mothers and whole families are devastated by what they have to face. We are also aware that although funding is being decided, VSO currently does not know when that funding is coming. If it does not have funding by the end of this month, it will have to end its covid-19 response programme in 18 countries, leaving 4.5 million...

VSO: Volunteering for Development Programme - Private Notice Question (16 Mar 2021)

VSO: Volunteering for Development Programme - Private Notice Question

Written Answers — Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Voluntary Service Overseas: Finance (17 Mar 2021)

Wendy Morton: ...the implications of these changes for individual programmes, including for the Volunteering for Development grant. No decisions have yet been made. We understand the need to communicate with VSO in a timely manner regarding this grant.

Integrated Review - Statement (17 Mar 2021)

Baroness Smith of Basildon: ...actions lawful. On a not unrelated matter, if the Government are serious about our role as a soft power superpower, as the review suggests, surely they could not even contemplate ending funding for VSO. I hope the noble Baroness will address these issues. I also raise a specific matter about the Advanced Research and Invention Agency, which the review talks up as expanding our science and...

Written Answers — Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Overseas Aid (24 Mar 2021)

Wendy Morton: ...decision to temporarily reduce our aid budget. We are now working through the implications of these changes for all individual programmes and partners, including Voluntary Service Overseas (VSO). Volunteers and volunteering organisations like VSO make an important contribution. We have offered VSO a short-term funding extension for the Volunteering for Development programme, while the...

Previous Business – Lords: Select Committee (24 Mar 2021)

International Relations and Defence Committee: VSO International. Oral evidence; 10:00 am – 12:00 pm; Virtual meeting

Written Answers — Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Voluntary Service Overseas (25 Mar 2021)

Lord Judd: To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to support Voluntary Service Overseas (VSO) (1) to continue its overseas development work, and (2) to offer voluntary opportunities; and what assessment they have made of the contribution of the experience gained by returning VSO volunteers to wider society in the UK.

Written Answers — Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Voluntary Service Overseas (29 Mar 2021)

Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon: ...decision to temporarily reduce our aid budget. We are now working through the implications of these changes for all individual programmes and partners, including Voluntary Service Overseas (VSO). Volunteers and volunteering organisations like VSO make an important contribution. We have offered VSO a short-term funding extension for the Volunteering for Development programme, while the...

Written Answers — Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Voluntary Service Overseas: Finance (13 Apr 2021)

Wendy Morton: As mentioned in my previous reply, we are working through the implications of changes in our aid budget for all individual programmes and partners, including Voluntary Service Overseas (VSO). Volunteers and volunteering organisations like VSO make an important contribution. We have offered VSO a short-term funding extension for the Volunteering for Development programme, while the review...

Written Answers — Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Voluntary Service Overseas (19 Apr 2021)

Lisa Nandy: ...Answer of 13 April 2021 to Question 174111, on Voluntary Service Overseas: Finance, what the value is of the short-term funding extension for the Volunteering for Development programme offered to VSO; and when that extension is due to come to an end.

Written Ministerial Statements — Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: FCDO Update (21 Apr 2021)

Dominic Raab: ...be extended to cover corruption. We have also protected Civil Society programmes, particularly Comic Relief, Commonwealth Veterans, Jo Cox Memorial grants within UK Aid Direct, UK Aid Match and VSO.Economic development and trade. FCDO will spend £491m to support new trade relationships with developing country partners, complementing our wider multilateral and capital investments to build...

Integrated Review of Security, Defence, Development and Foreign Policy - Motion to Take Note (22 Apr 2021)

Baroness Armstrong of Hill Top: .... Frank and my father later became colleagues in the Commons, and both had a driving commitment never to return to the horrors of the war that they had seen. I went to Kenya at about that time with VSO for two years, and Frank later became its director. We both remained strong advocates of that organisation, and it is that which inspires me today. Frank was horrified at the way in which...

Overseas Development Assistance: Budget - Commons Urgent Question (27 Apr 2021)

Baroness Coussins: My Lords, the VSO was told last Friday that its volunteering for development grant would get a one-year extension, amounting to a 45% cut. How does this represent either protection for the VSO, which the Foreign Secretary promised, or help for 4 million of the world’s poorest and most marginalised, whose services from the VSO will now have to be scrapped? Will the Government reconsider the...

Written Answers — Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Voluntary Service Overseas (29 Apr 2021)

Layla Moran: ...and Development Affairs, pursuant of the Written Statement of 21 April 2021 on FCDO update, Official Report HCWS935, what the specific value is of Official Development Assistance allocated to VSO.

Written Answers — Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Voluntary Service Overseas: Grants (29 Apr 2021)

Baroness Coussins: To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact of the expiry of the bridging grant for Voluntary Service Overseas (VSO) on (1) international volunteering, and (2) VSO's, programmes.

Written Answers — Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Voluntary Service Overseas (29 Apr 2021)

Lord Marlesford: ...ask Her Majesty's Government when they expect to make a decision on the future of the long-term partnership between the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office and Voluntary Service Overseas (VSO).

Written Answers — Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Voluntary Service Overseas: Finance (29 Apr 2021)

Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park: The Foreign Secretary announced that we would provide funding to Voluntary Service Overseas (VSO) this year in his statement on ODA allocations to Parliament on 21 April. We have offered VSO funding for the V4D programme until the end of this financial year 2021/22. Officials have also started discussions with VSO on our future relationship.


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